Online Classes Make Good $ense For Stay-At-Home Moms & Dads

Besides working from home, I’m the volunteer webmaster for my kids’ school and had been using iWeb (yeah, I know, stop laughing) but wanted to switch to Adobe Dreamweaver to make it more pro. Apple has stopped supporting iWeb and it was just a matter of time before I HAD to switch anyway.

Plus, I wanted to create website for my band, which I had been promising to do for like a year. So, first off, I had to get Dreamweaver, which I did with a 30 day free trial download. After all, I didn’t want to buy it if I didn’t like it. I did like it but quickly realized that I needed some training on it if I was going to get the most out of it.

Then I Googled “best free online dreamweaver training.” Again, I didn’t want to pay for something in case this didn’t work out.

Here’s part of what came up:

I started with Adobe’s site but it wasn’t really what I was looking for. They directed me to like 20 other sites that offered Dreamweaver tutorials and I didn’t feel like checking them all out. The key here is I wanted something that was free and simple.

I started looking the others over and when I noticed the Udemy website, I remembered my wife had taken a Postnatal Yoga class with them after our daughter was born and loved it. I decided to give them a shot. Glad I did.

It was free to sign up and they have like a billion other free courses, too. If I wanted to upgrade to the paid version, or sign up for other courses that do cost money, which I’m positive I’m going to (I always wanted to learn how to play piano) there are plenty of Udemy coupon codes out there that I can use to bring the cost down.

I got about 10 hours worth of free video training which was super-easy to follow and I’m now a proficient Dreamweaver-er. I don’t know if I could make a living doing it, but if I ever want to change careers, maybe. Actually, Udemy could help me or anyone looking for a career change, especially if you don’t have the time or money to go college and want to learn from the comfort of your own home.

Even if you just wanted to add skills to your resume, or just improve yourself, or just learn something new for the fun of it, they’d be a great place to start. Check out any job boards lately? Employers want people who can do EVERYTHING.

Here’s an overview of what Udemy does:

Oh, it was also convenient that they had a mobile app so I could go through the lessons on my phone. I banged out 2 of them sitting in the airport waiting for a buddy’s plane that was late.

Okay, that’s it, gotta get going on building my band’s website and practicing piano. I plan on becoming the next sighted and white Ray Charles. But I‘ll settle for Elton John.

 

By: Peter

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